Seward County Community College sophomore menís basketball player Michael Tyree signed a national letter of intent on Wednesday afternoon with NCAA Division I Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, N.Y.). The 5-foot-11-inch guard from Somerset, N.J. signed his letter of intent in the SCCC All-American room located on the campus of SCCC. Tyree signed with the Seawolves for 2007-08, where he will be playing in the American East Conference. Today was the first official day of the late signing period for NCAA athletic programs to sign incoming student athletes to a national letter of intent. Tyree is the first player that the Seawolves have signed during the late signing period.

Tyree will be remembered at Seward County as one of the best outside shooters in Saints history. In the final game of his career at SCCC, Tyree broke the all-time single-season school record for three-point field goals reaching 100 for his sophomore season. In his final game in the Region VI Tournament, Tyree led the Saints with 28 points (tied career-high), five steals, two rebounds and four three-pointers.

Tyree finished the season as the seventh leading scorer in the Region VI (17.8 points per game), and leading three-point shooter in the Region (100). Tyree finished as the sixth leading three-point shooter in the nation. Tyree earned Honorable Mention All-Conference honors and was named to the NJCAA D-I Region VI All-Tournament Team this past season.

Tyree finishes his career at SCCC ranked in five Top 10 all-time statistical record books including ranking second in career 3-pointers (153), fourth in career free throw shooting percentage (.797, 118-for-148), first in single-season 3-pointers (100, in 06-07), fourth in single-season free throw percentage (.807, 71-for-88, in 06-07) and first in single-game 3-pointers (8, twice in 06-07).

Stony Brook University finished this past season 9-20 overall and in ninth place in the American East Conference with a 4-12 conference record. The Seawolves are coached by Steve Pikiell, who just completed his second year as head coach and has recorded a 13-44 record as the head coach at Stony Brook University. Last year, ranked Stony Brook as having the 27th best recruiting class in the nation among NCAA Division I programs. In addition, Stony Brook will enter their ninth year at the Division I level in 2007-08 with four returning starters.

Tyree was also recruited by Bradley University, Eastern Illinois University, Long Island University, Manhattan College, University of San Diego and Boise State University.